The Color of Stillness

by | May 12, 2012 | Saturday, Uncategorized

We drive winding narrow along a quilt of grass dotted woolly white, stitched together by rows of craggy walls and sturdy trees. He dips his brush in green and water and colors her England.

And just when He finishes with green, the brush loads rapeseed yellow in May. Those long sunny strokes wave hello to passersby, shout glory of blanketed earth.

When we stop, the trees stretch their limbs in windy gale, awaken to our presence. The air echoes bleating sheep. He recognizes the whimper of each one.

And I think I can hear it running whisper along the dale; His voice in the stillness, a drip falling from the paintbrush He holds to color the sky blue.

Wherever you may wander, over hill and dale, may you recall that He painted this day a masterpiece for you.

Happy Saturday Friends.

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  1. Sylvia R

    Omygoodness, this is beautiful: the photos, the thoughts, the words. Thank you for the wonderful blessing.

  2. Sandra Heska King

    Oh, these are so lovely–and still. And that one–the 4th–looks like a yellow lake. Breathtaking.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Thanks Sandy. so much of what I was trying to capture was along the road we were travelling. The photos really don’t do it justice unfortunately. But glad I can share a glimpse.

  3. HopeUnbroken

    this day. a masterpiece for me.
    i love that. i feel loved.
    thank you for the blessing, and hope our day is beautiful, as well!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      So glad you feel loved Steph, becasue you are, big time.

  4. Dea

    Glimpses of glory! So beautiful Shelly!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      There was so much of it everywhere, this is truly just a glimpse. Thank you.

  5. Michelle DeRusha

    Welcome home, Shelly. So much beauty here…looking forward to more to come…

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Not home quite yet. It’s been a wonderful 10 days of being in another world. Flying back to real life tomorrow.

  6. Patricia Hunter

    This is stunning, Shelly. The prose, the photos – all of it. The bleating sheep – that “He recognizes every one.” Thank You, Jesus. xox

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Thanks Patricia, that means a lot coming from such a gifted photographer. It’s been 10 days of capturing beauty. I took more pictures than I know what to do with! It’s been a blast.

  7. Jen Ferguson

    When I lived in Denmark for 4 months, I saw similar fields of yellow. Oh, how I just felt like God had overwhelmed my heart the first time I saw them. I love just reveling in His beauty.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Jen, I have always said I would love to live in England for six months to a year, just to experience living in a different culture. How lucky you are!

  8. 3dLessons4Life

    Oh, I have always wanted to visit England. This is beautiful!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      I have always wanted to live in England. And it is just beautiful.

  9. Jean Wise

    Both your words and your photo took my breath away. Gorgeous! We will be seeing England and Scotland for the first time this coming October. Can’t wait.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Thanks Jean, and for the tweet as well. This is just beautiful country He created . . . everywhere you look. So thrilled knowing you will be coming in October.

  10. illumylife by Joy

    You blessed my heart today with your beautiful pictures and words. Thank you!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Then my prayers were answered. So thankful you were brought here, that you were blessed. It’s been an incredible ten days in Enlgand and Scotland with my husband and we are headed back home tomorrow.

  11. Michelle Ortega

    Truly a masterpiece! I love the hopeful yellow blanket beneath the passing (storm) clouds. Safe return!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Those fields were so beautiful Michelle, I am afraid I don’t do them justice with my camera.

  12. Deborah

    These photos and your words are inspirational.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      so glad you stopped by. Aren’t those fields amazing? Where did you take your photos?

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